Surprise Easter Cupcakes

Total Time
10 mins
22 mins

The surprise is a chocolate egg baked inside the cupcake! Yum! These cupcakes are so pretty, especially when you ice them with pastel colors for Easter or Spring. I got this from an old Woman's World magazine.

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  • 1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 13 cup oil, for the cake mix
  • 24 paper baking cups
  • 24 vanilla wafers
  • 24 small solid chocolate eggs, unwrapped
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans vanilla frosting (or your own)
  • food coloring
  • sugar crystals or candy sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven according to cake mix package.
  2. Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners.
  3. Place 1 vanilla wafer in bottom of each.
  4. Prepare cake mix according to box.
  5. Fill cups halfway with batter.
  6. Place chocolate egg in center of each cup.
  7. Top with remaining batter.
  8. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden.
  9. Cool, completely.
  10. Tint frosting with food coloring as desired.
  11. Frost cupcakes and decorate with sugar or sprinkles.